Xenex Raises $25 Million to Develop More Bug-Fighting Robots

Xconomy Texas — 

Xenex Disinfection Services, a San Antonio, TX, robotics company that specializes in cleaning hospitals by zapping microscopic pathogens, is using a new $25 million financing round to expand its U.S. sales force and fund product development.

The company’s ultraviolet disinfection technology, which Xconomy’s Angela Shah detailed in 2013, destroys viruses, bacteria, mold, fungus, and bacterial spores that can cause infections, the company said in a statement. Xenex’s products are used in more than 250 hospitals and other facilities nationally, and it could aid the more than 700 hospitals that received fines related to infections, CEO Morris Miller said in the statement.

Brandon Point Industries Limited joined as an investor in the $25 million round, and was joined by existing investors Battery Ventures, Targeted Technology Fund II and RK Ventures. The latter three participated in a $11.3 million funding in 2013.